Group of Seven (G7) leaders adopted a declaration which summarized the achievement and concluded 2-day discussions at the advanced nations’ summit in Ise Shima.
North Korea held the seventh Congress of the Workers’ Party. North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un emphasized that North Korea is “a responsible nuclear weapons state” but this is not acceptable.
Japan, Germany and France competed in bidding for Australia’s next-generation submarine development plan. The Australian government decided to conduct a joint development on the submarine with French companies. This recent business competition was the first large-scale commercial deal since the change of Japan’s arms export policy by the Abe Cabinet.